(AWKWARD, D.C.) – Secretary of State-hopeful and current U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice will meet with Senate critics to discuss her handling of the deadly attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
And by “handling,” we mean remarks she gave based on information given to her. Information top Republicans apparently believe she should have known was false… or something?
For his part, Senator McCain has toned down his rhetoric.
“I’d give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took,” he said. “I’d be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her.”
It’s a far cry from McCain’s previous stance when he was thumping his chest for cable news, saying he’d do everything in his power to stop Rice’s nomination.
Methinks he put the Benghazi-cart before the rationale-horse on that one!
Despite the Senator’s softened stance, the meeting will prove to be an awkward one. After all, McCain did blast Rice’s professionalism and credentials in a very public manner before giving her the opportunity to explain herself, which he now says everyone has a right to do. It’s less “straight-talk express” and more “shoot publicly, ask questions later in private.”
Rice, meanwhile, has been quiet. One might even say she’s been very professional and adult-like throughout the entire affair. Hell, those sound like qualities Americans might want in a United States Secretary of State, representing our great country abroad!
Thanks for showing us the obvious, Senators!